What to Look For in Cables (cont.)
5. Length of Cable
All video, audio, and data signals will loose their strength as a cable length increases. Keep cables as short as possible to reduce degradation. When longer lengths are necessary, get higher quality cables with better shielding and components. For digital signals, less expensive lower quality cables can be used up to 10 feet. After 10 feet, use cables with better build-quality. For all analog signals except for speaker wires (due to the low frequencies), higher quality cables with better components should be used.